Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback Book


Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance.

In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as 'five-a-day', increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised 'supposed' benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital.

In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, Approximately 10 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Dietetics & nutrition
  • ISBN: 9780199681921



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